Devane Clarke was born in Ranger, Texas in 1929, grew up in Athens, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas
with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. As a Chi Phi, he was
selected Alumnus of the year in 1987. After serving in the Navy he had
an advertising business and then became an accomplished real-estate
developer with major projects in several cities, including developing
Chandler's Landing Yacht Club at Rockwall where he was the Club's first Commodore. He served as president of the Texas
(and the Dallas) Apartment Association and was appointed by the
Governor to the Special Advisory Council on Housing and the Texas
Department of Community Affairs. He enjoyed business and was also an
avid sportsman. He excelled in sailboat racing, skiing, fly-fishing,
diving and tennis. He enjoyed traveling and seeking new adventures with
his soul-mate and wife of 33 years, Aggie, and their children Devane
Clarke III, Cary Clarke and wife Kama, Susan Wood and husband Clinton,
Barron Thomas, David Thomas & Fiancé Christi Ernst , and
grandchildren Clarke Wood, William Clarke and Avery Clarke. He is also
survived by his devoted sister Jean Holmes of Athens, Texas.
long time member of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, he served on
several administrative boards and also established the Prayer Room, and
wrote a book on God's Spiritual Universe. He has served on the Board of
Bent Tree Country Club as well as president of the Men's Tennis
Association. Devane planned to run a marathon and play tennis when he
turned 100. But he did not fear death, as he knew God would schedule a
big assignment for him someday, which he would take on with a sense of
adventure and enthusiasm. He was amazingly energetic and
competitive and was a blessing to his many friends. Do not feel your
prayers for him were in vain. Assuredly, he felt and he appreciated
every one of them.
A Memorial Service will be held at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church on July 7th at 10:00 am.
Memorial gifts may be made to The Shepherd's Garden & Columbarium at Lovers Lane Church, 9200 Inwood, Dallas, Texas 75220. Or please come visit Devane at that beautiful setting after its' completion July 30.
Jeanne Skarda pased away March 1 in Scottsdale,AZ. She flew from 1956-79. Among theBraniff attendees at the funeral were Sharon&Hal Brunn and Mary Perreault Strohfush. They live in MN,but winter in AZ. cards can be sent to Jeanne's address 8329 E. Vista Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Glenda Atkinson Steinle's husband passed away April 16 after a long illness. A memorial service will be held in DAL at a later date
Linda Lucas Hamm Goff passed away in De Soto,MO on March 1. She had waged a brave battle with breast cancer for 10 years. Cards may be set to Richard Goff to address in yearbook
Dear Clipped B's,
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former Braniff Flight Attendant Supervisor Ann Coston on Saturday night. Ann waged a long and courageous fight against cancer with her usual positive up beat attitude and grace. Up until the day before she went into hospice care she was out shopping at the Dollar Store looking for those bargains. Ann will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
A memorial service is in the planning stage, please watch the website for further information.
Regards, John McFarlane, Clipped B's
HOU member Elayne May Parris ( 74-89) passed away in Shreveport on July 4, 2009 If cards are sent. her last address is 3139 Cedar Creek Dr.,Shreveport, LA 71118
7/2009 H. Adair
Services for Capt Bill Parker on Wednesday..The exit to Turrentine-Jackson
Morrow funeral home off Hwy. 75 is Ridgeview(not stacy) It is on west side of hwy 75